As children, most little girls dream of growing up to be a princess. Underneath the simple joy of dressing up in glittery gowns and tiaras, this fantasy speaks of the desire to feel cherished, unique, and special. It’s symbolic of every girl’s need to create her own life story, one that’s driven by her own hopes and ambitions.
With time and maturity, many girls lose sight of this intrinsic wish. Trying to keep afloat in an often chaotic world can provoke feelings of anonymity and confusion, making it hard to feel like the heroine of one’s own story… Until one day, fortune strikes: A girl locks eyes with an apparently ordinary man and something mysterious “clicks” at once. The world becomes still, narrowed down to a sense of belonging that can’t be explained. Such was the experience of Stephanie, the lovely bride shown in this stylish wedding photography at Elea Estate Golf Resort, when she met Colin. The honest warmth in his smile spoke directly to her soul, waking dreams that lay buried deep in the recesses of her heart.
Soon, the two became best friends. Colin found in Stephanie a warm golden light that brought joy and laughter into each of his days, while to Stephanie, Colin was a strong and steadfast supporter who saw in her only beauty. Soon, Colin was calling her his “princess” – because to him, she was. There would never be anyone else on Earth who could hold the same special place in his heart.
Over the years, their love only deepened. Whenever they were together, their stress and everyday cares would melt away, revealing a hidden kingdom of magic, wonder, and endless possibilities. Eventually, Colin and Stephanie knew it was time to begin the next chapter of their lives. It was time to plan their very own fairy tale wedding at Elea Estate Golf Resort, where they would announce to the world what they already knew: They would always be each other’s King and Queen.
As I shot this elegant wedding photography in Paphos, I saw the power that love has to elevate each and every one of us. Love reminds us that we’re infinitely valuable simply for being who we are and reignites the divine spark within. In the eyes of love, we can never be just another face in the crowd, for the “heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” It recognizes our inherent greatness, the best version of ourselves that we’re still getting to know… After all, though perfection may never exist in the visible material world, in the eyes of love, it is never-ending – and that makes royalty of us all.